I'm a senior associate in our international Corporate Group in London. I specialise in venture capital, focusing on the financing of high-growth organisations.

Acting for top-tier investors and high growth companies, my transactional experience includes advising in respect of companies at all stages of their life-cycle: from their incorporation and commercial set-up, to scale-up and all the way through to exit and beyond. As well as venture equity, I am highly experienced in growth debt/venture debt financings, and regularly act for some of the leading lenders in the market.

I have a particular interest in corporate venture capital, and have acted in relation to a number of financing transactions involving strategic partnerships (both directly and through innovation funds). My experience of acting for companies at all stages of their life-cycle means that I have a thorough understanding of the issues and benefits which can arise when a large organisation invests in earlier stage companies.

Many of the organisations I work with are involved in disruptive technologies, operating at the cutting-edge of their industry, often on a multi-jurisdictional basis. As a result, I often work with colleagues from our international offices, as well as our sector specialists. I have significant experience of assisting high-technology companies across the technology, communications, energy and utilities and life sciences sectors.

I'm also highly experienced in M&A transactions (often on a cross-border basis), and general corporate advisory work.

  • Acted for Accsys Technologies Group in relation to its €68m financing including equity investment from BP Technology Ventures, Medite, the UK Business Growth Fund and Volantis Capital.
  • Acted for Kreos Capital, a leading growth debt lender, in relation to numerous growth debt transitions, often on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
  • Acted for Columbia Lake Partners, a leading growth debt lender, in relation to numerous growth debt transitions, often on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
  • Acted for a venture capital fund in relation to various investments in early-stage high growth technology companies.
  • Acted for Ingenious Capital Management in relation to numerous investments in the infrastructure and energy sectors.
  • Acted for AdTech startup, A Million Ads in connection with its seed round financing led by GMG Ventures (the VC investment arm of the Guardian Media Group).
  • Acted for the sellers of Boxwood Limited in connection with its sale to KPMG.
Education
  • Durham University
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2009